American Express ‘Unusual Activity’ Phishing Scam

According to this email, unusual activity on your American Express account has raised security concerns and you need to click a link to login and secure your account.

However, the email is certainly not from AmEx. It is a typical phishing scam designed to trick you into divulging your personal and financial information to cybercriminals. Clicking the link takes you to a fake website that ask you to provide your credit card details, contact details,and other personal information.

If you submit this information on the fake site, it can be collected by criminals and used to commit credit card fraud and identity theft.

If you receive this emails, do not click any links or open any attachments that it contains.

You can learn much more about phishing scams and many other types of online and phone based security threats in our eBook Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft, Internet Scams & Phone Scams

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Dear Customer:We are writing to you because we need to speak with you regarding a security concern on your American Express. Our records indicate that you recently used your American Express card on March 25, 2015.
For your security, new charges on the accounts listed above may be declined. If applicable, you should advise any Additional Card Member(s) on your account that their new charges may also be declined.

To secure your account , please click log on to : [removed]

Your prompt response regarding this matter is appreciated.


American Express